The Big Boo Cast, Episode 212

On this episode we did a little spin on our weekly Five Favorites to spend some time focusing on gratitude. Yes, 2020 has been a train wreck, but it’s also given us all sorts of opportunities to be thankful for essential workers and college football and Phil Rosenthal, among other things.

And just in case we haven’t said it enough: we are extraordinarily thankful for all of you who make up our little podcast community. There’s no way to adequately express how much you have enriched our lives over the duration of the podcast – but maybe this year more than ever. Y’all are the best, and we love you.

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Enjoy episode 212!

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Hazel’s beloved dog bed (she has the 36-inch)

– “The act of thanks-giving is holy protest against cynicism, covetousness, fatalism, entitlement, self-pity, joylessness, discontentment, self-sufficiency, greed, arrogance, and apathy.” – @dukekwondc

Ouida Wednesday (look on Sophie’s Instagram in the highlights)

Somebody Feed Phil

Ted Lasso

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 211

Well, we’re back with the second installment of our annual Holiday Gift Guide, and man oh man has it ever been an eventful week between part 1 and part 2. We catch you up on all of that at the beginning of the episode, and then we dig into our favorite gift ideas for men and women in lo, the year of our Lord 2020.

If you missed last week’s episode, you can catch up on our gift ideas for teenagers right here. Hope y’all have a wonderful weekend! Grateful for y’all!

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The Queen’s Gambit

The Crown

Southern Charm

Gifts for Men:

Eddie Bauer Oversized Down Throw

Groovelife Belts

Aggie Ring ornaments

Bose Solo Sound Bar

Fishing Tackle Storage Bag

Waterfield Laptop Sleeve

Digital Ear Muffs

Howler Bros. Snapshirts

Olukai house shoes

Pickwick & Co. Leather, Tobacco, & Woods candle

Black Rifle Coffee

Benerx MD CBD pain cream (10% off and free shipping with code BIGMAMA)

2020 Dumpster Fire Ornaments (here’s another one)

Gifts for Women:

Nepresso Vertuo Coffee & Espresso Maker

Michelle Morin Animalia Flannel Shorts

Half Baked Harvest Super Simple Cookbook

Shelf Subscription from The Bookshelf in Thomasville, Georgia (would also be a wonderful gift for a man or for children)

Leila Meacham books

Old Navy High-Waist Powersoft 7/8 Joggers

ABLE Celine Huggie Hoops (use code BIGMAMA25 for 25% off)

Hobo Vida Wristlet (Sophie’s FAVORITE wallet)

Jo Malone Cologne Discovery Sample

Jo Malone Body Wash / Bath Gel in Lime Basil & Mandarin

Rifle Paper Co. Island Poppy Notebook

Everyday Holy by Melanie Shankle

Gentle & Lowly by Dane Ortlund

Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison

Emily Freeman’s books

Two Funny Girls 10-Count Styro Cups (code MERRYBIGBOO for free shipping – expires 11/27)

Two Funny Girls Personalized Pillowcase (code MERRYBIGBOO for free shipping – expires 11/27)

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 210

This week Melanie and I dig into some areas of personal dysfunction – practical things in our lives where we have largely operated as if we had no choice but to participate in poorly functioning systems (that sounds really serious, but I can assure that our discussion is not). We also spend some time celebrating the #5 Texas A&M Fightin’ Aggies before we jump into the main focus of this episode: our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide, this week with gift ideas for teenage girls and guys.

All that to say: it’s links aplenty in this week’s show notes, and we hope that some of our gift suggestions will make your life a little easier this year. Next week we’ll talk through our gift ideas for women and men, so GIDDY UP, everybody.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Threshold Gold Plated Utensil Holder

Cereal containers

Melanie’s new printer

Seychelles Offstage Chelsea boots

Dolce Vita Huey Chelsea boots

COOP HomeGoods pillow

Offline Real Me Crossover High Waisted Legging

Cattlebaron in Cashmere on IG

Pure Sciences Neck Firming Cream

Kleem Moisturizing Retinol Cream

Teenage Girls’ Gift Guide

Morgan Harper Nichols’ prints

Project 62 frame at Target

Heather Schieder’s prints

UV LED Nail Lamp

Galaxy Lights

ABLE Rachel Wristlet (use promo code BIGMAMA25 for 25% off from now until the end of the year)

ABLE Letter Necklace (use promo code BIGMAMA25 for 25% off from now until the end of the year)

– Retro Sweatshirts and t-shirts

Van Halen t-shirt dress

Red Hot Chili Peppers t-shirt

Beatles sweatshirt (all sizes)

Disney+ Gift Subscription

Chelsea boots in white (and here’s a Zappos link)

4-in-1 charging station (great for girls or guys)

Bath & Body Works Sweater Weather (any product in this scent)

Massage gun for deep tissue (great for girls or guys)

Desktop Bible verse calendar by Pearl & Rose Designs

Teenage Guys’ Gift Guide

Sports apparel (Melanie’s favorite online retailer is Shop ’47)

– Basketball shorts (Amazon Basics or Under Armour)

Ice Mule

Oofos Recovery Sport Slides

Foot Massager

Restaurant Gift Cards or Cash

Spike Ball Set

Goodfellow Knit Pajama Pants

AirPods Pro (for girls or guys) – on sale at Amazon right now – $55 off

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 209

Well, we recognize that there’s a lot going on this week (#election2020), so we do our best to PROVIDE SOME DISTRACTIONS. We talk about the storm that hit Birmingham last week, some exciting news in Melanie’s family, and our unexpectedly reflective thoughts about 2020 in general and quarantine in particular.

We also discuss five of my current favorite things as well as the new devotional book I’m using in the mornings. Plus, we have a conversation about college football because DO YOU KNOW US AT ALL? :-)

Enjoy, y’all!

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New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp

Everyday Holy by Melanie Shankle

Our beloved leather totes from Rural Route 3

Stars Above Wide Leg Cozy Lounge Pants

Dolce Vita Huey Suede Chelsea Boots

– Everspring Mandarin Ginger Dishwashing Liquid and Foaming Hand Soap

Everspring Lemon & Mint Liquid Detergent

Orolay Thickened Down Jacket

Living Proof Dry Shampoo

Somebody Feed Phil season 4 (IT IS A BALM)

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 208

We recorded this episode when one of us (okay, it was me) was experiencing some significant sleep deprivation, but why let a little loopy-ness stop the podcast fun? We talk about an incredible meal we had in Pawhuska, a recent shampoo / conditioner revelation, and our new favorite TV show that’s on Apple+.

In addition to all that goodness, Melanie shares an update on Imogene from Imogene’s basement (we talked about it in episode 207), and she also weighs in with a verdict on her new pillow. COULD YOU EVEN IMAGINE MORE EXCITEMENT?

Hope y’all enjoy!

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P-town in Pawhuska

Emily in Paris (this is not for the children)

Ted Lasso (this is not for the children)

Somebody Feed Phil (season 4 is out on October 30th!!!)

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Coop Home Goods Pillow

porcelain fluted coffee mugs

Good Earth Sweet & Spicy decaf tea

Black Rifle Beyond Black coffee

Half Baked Harvest

Cocina de Coco’s King Ranch Chicken

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 207

We recorded this episode earlier this week when we were in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, so it’s probably no surprise that we talk a little bit about our trip. Unfortunately, though, we recorded before we had the feast of our adult lives at Ree’s P-Town restaurant Monday night, so we’ll for sure have to talk about that next week. Perhaps we will have recovered from all the deliciousness by then.

We do cover some football ground this week – what with the Aggies defeating the Bulldogs and all – and we also answer one of your questions about the early days of motherhood. Plus, I share five favorites – NOW WITH THEME MUSIC – and Melanie tells us all about a recent shopping trip. FUN APLENTY, it is.

Y’all enjoy!

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Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Spicy Cowgirl coffee

cast recording of Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Karen Howell on Saban’s coaching status

Our friend / business manager Retha’s A Better You webinar on Friday 10/23

Offline Real Me High-Waisted Crossover leggings

Stainless steel Yeti Ramblers for cold drinks

All Rise by Gregory Porter on Apple Music and on Spotify

L’anza Keratin Healing Oil Hair Plumper Finishing Spray

– Charles Hunter III on Twitter and on Instagram

Center Stage reading glasses from Peepers.com

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